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Torfaen

Torfaen, the most easterly of the South Wales Valleys, stretches just 12 miles from Blaenavon in the north to Cwmbran in the south. Its principal river is the Afon Llwyd which offers 13 miles of double-bank game fishing. Llandegfedd Reservoir can be fished coarse and game. Though a smaller county, Torfaen has a wide variety of landscapes and Blaenavon is home of the National Mining Museum of Wales, a place of great importance to the history and culture of the Valleys

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Venue; CWMBRAN BOATING LAKE

Location; Situated in Cwmbran Park
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Sat Nav: 
NP44 8HT
Owner Permit; 
Torfaen Bourgh Council
Availability; 5 acre Park Lake
Tel; 01633 867642 / 01495 766720
Fish Species; Rudd, Bream, Perch, Tench, Carp, Gudgeon
Website; Click Here
Additional information; 
No night fishing, Free Fishing 
Star Rating **

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Venue; LLANDEGFEDD RESERVOIR

Location; Situated between New Inn Pontypool and Coed-y-reservoir
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Owner Permit; 
Welsh Water
Availability; Day Tickets from office
Tel; 07817 265588
Fish Species; Tench, Rudd, Roach, Perch, Bream, Pike, Rainbow trout, Brown trout
Website Llandegfedd Fly Anglers
Additional information; On the outskirts of Cwmbran and to the east is the Infamous Llandegfedd Reservoir a SSSI and nature reserve – that still owns the British Pike record. You can Fly fish for Trout and course fish off the banks around its entire circumference – or from hire boats from March 1st – October. The visitor centre has a reception where you can buy your yearly permits or day tickets and boat hire. It has a small gift shop and upstairs is a restaurant serving hot or cold meals. There are also toilet facilities. Pike fishing here is during October and November each year. Llandegfedd has a fly fishers club
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Venue; LLANTARNHAM PONDS

Location; Situated in the Business Park Cwmbran
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Owner Permit ; 
Cwmbran A/A
Availability; Day Season Tickets from Cwmbran pet shop
Tel; 01633 483051
Fish Species; Perch, Roach, Rudd, Chub, Tench, Brown trout
Website; CwmbranAnglingAssociation/
Additional information;
Star Rating **

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Venue; AFON LLWYD

Location; Near Blaennavon and Croesyceilliog
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Owner Permit; 
Pontypool A/A
Availability; 13 miles of fishing double bank contact Mr B Jones
Tel; 01633 853735
Website: http://www.wyeuskfoundation.org/
Fish Species;
 Brown trout, Dace, Chub, Roach, Gudgeon
Star Rating **

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Venue; Garn-yr-erw Ponds

Location; On the outskirts of Blaenavon
Owner Permit; 
Blaenavon A/C
Availability; Day Season tickets
Tel; contact Nick on 07818426665 or call Ross on 07974761658
Website:
Additional information;
 A local nature reserve holding several different species

Fish Species; Roach, Rudd, Carp, Perch, eels
Star Rating **

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More information on Torfaen

Blaenavon is also the source of the Afon Llwyd – the game fishing only – river of Torfaen that stretches for 13 miles through the entire length of the borough – through Pontypool which is the next town down this valley. Pontypool has an angling club and game fishing on the Afon Llewyd and also a local tackle dealer Ade’s – contact for local details. Running alongside Pontypool town is the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal ( fishing rights with the Waterway Wanderers). From this point – the Mon and Brecon canal and Afon Llwyd river run side by side – separated by half a mile of buildings/roads down the valley to the Town of Cwmbran.

Cwmbran Angling association lease or own nearly all the waters through and around Cwmbran.They have 3.5 miles of double bank game fishing on the Afon Llwyd river, 4.5 miles of course and Pike fishing on theMonmouthshire and Brecon canal, 3 ponds on the Llantarnam Business Park holding about fifteen different species.
Also behind the ponds is the Dowlais brook containing the odd small trout and eels. Apart from This there is Cwmbran
boating lake that is council run and free fishing holding some decent size carp. Also above Cwmbran town centre – in Upper Cwmbran is Blaen Bran reservoir – with free fishing with some good fish of different species Cwmbran has a local tackle dealer called Cwmbran Angling in Pontnewydd – not to be connected to the club of the same name. Steve is the owner and sells the membership and day tickets for the Cwmbran waters.  Cwmbran A.A. also have a website).

Information supplied by David Edwards

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Tackle Shops in this County

Cwmbran Angling
39 Richmond Rd,
Cwmbran
NP44 1EQ
Phone: 01633 868890

Hook & Line
2 Osborne Rd,
Pontypool
NP4 6LT
Phone: 01495 751896

Searigsuk
15 Frondeg,
Penperlleni,
Pontypool,
NP4 0AN
Tel 07791 769247

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NOTICE; It is inevitable that whilst producing fishing guide Wales, some fisheries details may change or some fisheries will have been omitted. I would be grateful if any errors or omissions could be brought to my attention, please email me clive@angling-news.co.uk